Vet ni vad? Jag har sett en hel massa film på sistone! Nästan alla filmer jag sett har bearbetat ämnet relationer, inte för att jag medvetet valt det men antagligen för att jag tänkt så mycket på just relationer på sistone. Här är tre helt olika men mycket bra filmer som alla har gett mig nya vinklar och insikter kring ämnet. Anteckna titlarna och lova mig att ta fram dem en regnig dag eller kanske en chill bakissöndag som denna?
You know what? I’ve watched a whole lot of movies lately! Almost all them have processed the subject ”relationships”, not that I deliberately chose it, but probably since I’ve been thinking so much about relationships lately. Here are three very different but very good movies that has given me new perspectives and insights on the subject. Write down the titles and promise me to watch them on a rainy day or maybe a chill hangover Sunday like today?
Pagie and Sasha are best friends. They do everything together, and when they’re not physically together watching top model, making sarcastic jokes about everyone and everything or drinking wine, they’re on the phone with each other. Even though they both agree it’s impossible to find a person that’s better than (or at least as good as) each other, they both half heartedly date guys (Pagie) and girls (Sasha). One day Pagie meets Tim (Adam Brody) and everything changes; Sasha isn’t Pagies number one anymore. This movie is about female friendship, jealousness and the struggle of growing up when all you want to do is eat mozzarella sticks, get drunk and just ignore stuff like responsibilities and boring work.
”Sasha: ”I guess I should have known that as soon as you found someone else to couple up with that you’d be done with me!”
Paige: ”Yes, I’m less available to you now than I was when there was no one in my life.”
Sasha: ”You still talk to someone at two in the morning. Nothing changed for you. It just changed for me. Can you acknowledge that, please?”
I really really loved this movie, I relate to exactly everything Sasha and Pagie are going through.
This is a super bizarre yet brilliant drama comedy about David, who just got dumped by his wife. David lives in a society where all singles are forced to check in at a hotel where they have 45 days to find a new partner or else they will be turned into an animal (free of choice, David would like to become a lobster). Outside the hotel there’s a rebel group of loners who lives together in the forest.
This movie is a obvious satire of the society’s obsession of coupledom, and the fear of loneliness.
”Hotel Manager: Now the fact that you will turn into an animal if you fail to fall in love with someone during your stay here is not something that should upset you or get you down. Just think, as an animal you’ll have a second chance to find a companion. But, even then, you must be careful; you need to choose a companion that is a similar type of animal to you. A wolf and a penguin could never live together, nor could a camel and a hippopotamus. That would be absurd.”
This is an extremely beautiful movie with really dark humor that made me think. A lot. I really liked the bizarre atmosphere.
HOW TO BE SINGLE
I watched this movie since I helped promoting it before the premiere this spring. It’s a colorful, funny but very predicable movie about being single. Alice takes a break from her boring high school boyfriend to live and work in New York. She meets Robin, a crazy slightly alcoholic co-worker who helps her unleash and discover herself- and a bunch of one night stands.
”Robin: In every male-female friendship, there’s a total number of drinks and if you hit that, it means you will definitely have sex.
Alice: If I had more than five drinks, I would hook up with you.
Robin: My drink number is 27. I wouldn’t even touch myself on less than 24. ”
This movie is a typical romcom, it’s stereotypical and predictable. The characters are boring; the shy quirky main character, the chubby crazy friend, the beautiful ”grown-up” sister. We’ve seen it before. Still it’s very funny and at times very relatable and insightful. Actually kind of inspiring (I also got very inspired by Alice’s clothes). But be prepared at lame gender stereotypes!
Do you have any movie tips?